Native Nashvillian Jess Lambert has spent more than a decade working in hospitality. A multi-talented culinarian, Lambert was a bar manager and pastry chef at top restaurants before quickly working her way up from prep cook to sous chef under chef Deb Paquette at Etch. When opening etc. in Green Hills, Paquette enlisted Lambert as chef de cuisine at the intimate, globally-driven restaurant. After a year and a half at etc., Lambert transitioned back to Etch, where she works alongside executive chef/owner Paquette and pastry chef Megan Williams at one of the city’s hottest restaurants.